Delivering a speech at the event, General Phan Van Giang congratulated General Ngo Xuan Lich on receiving the noble award from the Party, underscoring that General Lich was an excellent leader with great contribution to the Party’s revolutionary cause and the military’s growth. Defense Minister General Phan Van Giang chaired the event.

General Phan Van Giang presents the 50-year Party membership badge to General Ngo Xuan Lich.

Over the past 50 years as a member of the Party, in any positions, General Lich has shown his consistency and absolute loyalty to the Party, the country and people. He has upheld revolutionary ethics as a Party member and exerted his utmost efforts to accomplish all assigned missions, deserving the trust of the Party, State, and people.

General Phan Van Giang speaking at the event

As Secretariat and Politburo members, Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission, and Defense Minister, General Lich made timely recommendations for the Party and State to deal with issues related to national independence, sovereignty and interests, as well as drew up military and defense guidelines, meeting the task requirements in the new situation.

General Ngo Xuan Lich addressing the event

The badge demonstrates the Party’s recognition and acknowledgement of the Party, State, Central Military Commission (CMC), and Ministry of National Defense (MND) for the contribution made by General Ngo Xuan Lich during many years of devoting his strength and wisdom to the building of the Party and the development of the Vietnam People’s Army.

On behalf of the Central Military Commission, General Phan Van Giang and Senior Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien present congratulations flowers to General Ngo Xuan Lich.

In his remarks, General Ngo Xuan Lich expressed his honor and pride to receive the badge and sent his sincere thanks to the Party and State, CMC, MND, troops in the whole military and people across the country. He vowed to make further contribution to the revolutionary cause of the Party and military, strictly observe the Party and State’s resolutions and regulations, maintain revolutionary ethics, study and follow President Ho Chi Minh’s thought, morality, and lifestyle for the rest of his life, bring into play good virtues of Uncle Ho’s soldiers, set a good example in all aspects and fulfill all assigned missions.

Translated by Quynh Oanh